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« on: April 24, 2011 03:50:54 AM »

Last weekend I went to the Elf Fantasy Fair, in an outfit I (almost completely) made myself!

I made everything except for the bag, pasasol and the hoopskirt (the black skirt I did make)

For the corset I used Truly Victorian pattern 110 (1880 Late Victorian Corset)
I apologise for the lack of contrast between the corset and the background Wink

The top (chemise) and skirt I made a few years ago. I used Simplicity 9769 as a pattern for my chemise (very easy to follow instructions, and I love the end result!). For the Elf Fantasy Fair I added some lace to the sleeves.

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The skirt is self drafted. I love the flower brooches. I am thinking of adding lace to the skirt. Oh, and making a petticoat.

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Although there are a few things that I would do differently next time (like the bias binding, and I don't like the wrinkles), I am pretty proud of this corset. It is the second corset I made. I like the Truly Victorian pattern, but unfortunately the end result turned out a bit big in the hips, even though I made a mock-up Sad Ah well, now I know that for next time. I loved walking around in this ensemble, although I sometimes forgot that I needed more space because of the hoopskirt.Wink

I also wanted to show you my first corset I ever made, a Laughing Moon underbust:
I would recommend the pattern, but with alterations. If I would make it again I would lengthen it so that it would fit better over my hips.

Here's a picture of my chemise, hoopskirt and skirt together with my underbust corset.


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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2011 04:22:39 AM »

That's amazing and if the corset were black and all else red, it'd be just my colours!

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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2011 04:40:27 AM »

Ik vind het supermooi! Wink

I so wanted to go to the EFF. Maybe Arcen. You've done an awesome job! I like the colour choice, as well as the look of the outfit. Awesome work girl!

Oh, and I hope your skirt survived the mass. Two years ago, everyone seemed to step on my skirt Tongue.

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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2011 05:43:16 AM »

Those corsets are beautiful!  Really great work.  The rest of the outfit is likewise lovely, but I am having trouble seeing anything but the corsets.

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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2011 06:01:03 AM »

Fantastic outfit that suits you perfectly.

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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2011 06:30:15 AM »

omg you look so beautiful in that outfit,

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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2011 01:09:24 PM »

Your outfit was awesome! I know, for I helped you get into the corset Wink Tongue. Sorry I stepped on your dress so much, but I had plenty of space walking behind you Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2011 04:30:42 PM »

You look gorgeous! I wish there were fairs like that around my neck of the woods....maybe I will make an outfit just for fun Wink
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011 08:18:16 PM »

That looks so pretty!

« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2011 09:36:52 AM »

The costume is fantastic! Excellent work  Smiley

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